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Crazy Dancing... Not This Time

I watched a woman dance at a Jazz Festival last weekend. She caught my attention because her arms were all over the place. Hard to miss. Her moves were creative and not exactly in time with the music but, after watching her a while, I finally understood that keeping the beat wasn't the point of her dancing. She was just "feelin' it". She was dancing as if no one was watching. I envied her.

I have no idea why I didn't get up there and dance too. There was a sweet, little group of people swaying about. There was plenty of room for me on that stage, yet I just kept watching and stayed on my blanket.

And the whole time I'm thinking, 'So what if I look like a fool? When am I going to see these people again? They're strangers.' Will I be at the grocery store and someone will come up to me and say "Hey! Aren't you that lady that was crazy-dancing at the Jazz Festival last weekend? Ha! Ha!". No. I doubt it.

Although here I am, remembering that woman that was crazy-dancing at the Jazz Festival last weekend. But I'm not laughing at her. I envy her.

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12 comments:

  1. What Stacie said!! Although, I would be a blanket sitting, fun watching, later a bit envious person myself. It's hard to let go!

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  2. Perhaps a glass of wine before the next Jazz concert will get you on the stage ? :)

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  3. I love seeing people have fun but I have a very hard time not thinking about others watching and talking about me.

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  4. Me too. I took an African dance class once and they really taught you to let loose, but I totally lost it. You should see if there is one in your area - its amazing!

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  5. If I lived in your city, I might suspect it was moi! Only I gave up dancing. I recently went to our local Jazz & Blue Fest & posted photos of 2 couple dancing on my foto-blog http://tinyurl.com/koynvm

    I need to get back here for a VGNO. Seems to be the only way I party these days. May have to join 2nd Life!

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  6. yes up and dance, you.. definitely not me... liquid courage would help though

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  7. What's that sappy quote, "dance as if no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening, love as if you have never been hurt before." Way easier said than done. :)
    I am with the wine drinkers on this one. There's a reason we had so much fun in college. Well, that was beer, but you know what I mean. ;)

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  8. Maybe next time you'll get up and join in? I agree - no one would know you and what if they did! Would the world stop turning? Nup.

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  9. Well yeah, you're thinking about her but it would have been much better if you'd taken video of her.

    Justine :o )

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  10. I totally wish I could let loose more often, back in "the day" with a few drinks in me, no problem, but not now....

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